Do you use freelance editors? If so, how can I get on the list?

Unlike many publishers, we meet most of our editorial and proofreading needs in-house. When we do need to use freelance editorial help, we turn to a list of people who have worked for us for some time. Only rarely do we need to add someone new to the list.

We would, however, be glad to see your resume. You may send it to our regular address:

Attn: Editorial Department
Eerdmans Publishing Co.
2140 Oak Industrial Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
I would like to work for Eerdmans Publishing. Are you hiring?

Yes! We are currently searching for a Bookstore Manager:

Position Description:
The Bookstore Manager is responsible for the overall daily operations associated with the Eerdmans Bookstore including, but not limited to, greeting and assisting customers, maintaining inventory of books and merchandise, supervision of bookstore staff, and creating promotional plans.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Inventory control and management, including purchasing and handling returns
• Customer service (assisting store guests, answering the phone, etc)
• Receive, price, and merchandise all purchases
• Plan and organize author events (occasional evening/weekend hours will be required for author events)
• Seek out potential bookselling opportunities at area church/denominational events
• Operational reports such as Balancing Report and Daily Sales Report
• Train and manage store personnel
• Coordinate store personnel schedule
• Plan and carry out promotional plans (email campaigns, special sales, seasonal displays, etc)
• Maintain the Eerdmans Bookstore Facebook account
• Create email newsletters
• Maintain store supplies

• 3-5 years bookstore management experience
• Bachelor's degree (preferably in business administration or a related field)
• Knowledge of Eerdmans titles as well as similar titles from other publishers on theology, biblical studies, and ministry
• Computer skills: MS Dynamics, Word, Excel, Outlook, Constant Contact
• Strong organizational, time management and problem-solving skills

Supervisor: Bob Hetico, Director of Sales

Email cover letter and resume to Amy Kent (akent@eerdmans.com)

About the Eerdmans Bookstore:
Eerdmans Bookstore, located in Grand Rapids, MI, specializes in biblical studies, pastoral resources, and theology titles from dozens of leading North American religious publishers. The bookstore is located in the Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. building. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. is an independent, family-owned company in business since 1911.

The bookstore hours are Monday - Friday 9-6 and Saturdays 9-3 (closed on Saturdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day).